These irresistible apple recipes are the best ways to use this crisp fruit! There’s something for everyone, from salad to apple pie.

Apple recipes

Got apples? Here’s a collection of deliciously fun apple recipes for using this popular super fruit! There’s all the standards like apple pie, apple crisp, and applesauce. But there are so many more creative ways to use apples in your cooking. Throw them into salads, roast them with cauliflower, or add them to pancakes or smoothies for a healthy breakfast. The sky is the limit with apples, so…why don’t we get started?

And now…our top apple recipes!

Other apple recipe ideas

Did see something you liked? Here are some other ideas for serving apples:

  • Compote, jelly, jam or chutney
  • Strudel or dumplings: see these top Apple Desserts
  • With chicken or pork
  • Waldorf salad

Apple nutrition facts

Apples are full of nutrients! Here’s a quick breakdown of apple nutrition info and facts (Source: Healthline):

  • Apples are full of fiber and water: 1 apple has 4 grams of fiber or about 15% of your daily needs
  • They are a good source of vitamin C: 1 apple has about 14% of your daily needs
  • Apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic and helps with gut health
  • Raw apples clean your teeth and massage your gums!
  • Most of the nutrients in apples are in the skin, so you should eat the skin as much as possible.

How to store apples

Here’s what to know about storing apples to make in these apple recipes!

  • Store at room temperature for ripening.
  • Store ripe apples in the refrigerator for several weeks in the fruit drawer. To slow down the dehydration, cover with a loosely closed or perforated plastic bag.
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Apple Crisp

20 Tasty Apple Recipes: Crisp & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


This easy apple crisp recipe with oats is classic! Golden crumbles sit atop a luscious, warm-spiced fruit filling.


  • 6 (2 pounds) medium to large cooking apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar*
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon each ginger and allspice
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour (or almond flour for gluten-free)
  • ¾ cup Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (or vegan butter or room temperature refined coconut oil for vegan)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Core, peel and cut the apples into 1/2-inch chunks. Combine the apples with the lemon juice, lemon zest, orange zest, granulated sugar*, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice in a large bowl and toss until well coated.
  3. In a separate bowl, make the crumble topping: stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Add the vanilla and stir. Cut the butter into small pieces and add it to the to bowl. Use your hands to mix it into the dry ingredients until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while, so be patient; you can also use a pastry cutter or fork if you prefer.
  4. Grease a 9 x 9-inch (or equivalent size) baking dish. Place the apple filling in the bottom, then evenly distribute the crumble over the top.
  5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until browned and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly, then serve with Greek yogurt sweetened with maple syrup, whipped cream or ice cream. Stores refrigerated for 3 days or freeze up to 3 months in a sealed container. Reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.


*If you prefer a sweet tart apple crisp, go for ⅓ cup sugar (also good if you’re planning to top it with vanilla ice cream). Use ½ cup sugar for a sweet apple crisp.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Apple Recipes, Apple Crumble, Apple Crumble Recipe, Apple Crisp

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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